Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
Written by the leading authors Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn, "Archaeology: The Key Concepts" is an invaluable resource, providing an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the key terms and their impact on archaeological thinking and method.
- Thinking about landscape
- Archaeology of cult and religion
- Cultural evolution
- Concepts of time
- Urban societies
- The Antiquity of Man
- Archaeology of gender
- Feminist archaeology
- Experimental archaeology
- Multiregional evolution
Each entry offers a definition of the term, explaining its origin and development, as well as a guide to further reading and extensive cross-referencing. This book is a superb guide for anyone studying or teaching the subject or with an interest in archaeology.
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